Welcome to the Sunderland Children's Trust website
Background to Children's Trust Arrangements
Sunderland Children’s Trust is a forward looking partnership that reflects on the changing national policy environment and local context in which partners within the City work.
The original requirement for all Local Authorities to have a Children’s Trust came as a result of The Laming Inquiry ( 315kb) into the death of Victoria Climbie.
Lord Laming said that it is vital for all agencies who work with children, young people and their families to work more closely with each other and to communicate better with each other.
The Coalition Government announced in July 2010, that it was their intention to withdraw the statutory children’s trust guidance and revoke the requirement to produce a Children and Young People’s Plan.
The Children’s Trust in Sunderland agreed that they would continue to work as a partnership and to continue to strive towards the achievement of the 17 priorities set out in the current Children and Young People’s Plan.